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#1 OneYet

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Posted 18 April 2020 - 01:11 PM

A few years back I managed to melt my OEM gearcables. 

Changed them for uprated ones, manufactured a heatshield and covered them in heat resisting tubes. 

Worked a treat. 

But now when I took it out from hibernation the gearshifter is really slow and sticky when moving sideways. 

Any suggestions for an easy fix?

Or do I have to change the cables again......



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Posted 18 April 2020 - 01:34 PM

My car had been standing a lot when I got it last autumn and then the gearshift was very bad and sticky, but now after driving it a few days it has gotten so much better mile by mile. Hope yours gets better with driving also

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Posted 18 April 2020 - 02:04 PM

Mine also is stiff at startup.

Get's better once warmed up.
Basically the exact opposite of what people are reporting on melted cables. No idea why.

 



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Posted 18 April 2020 - 05:37 PM

Mine also is stiff at startup.

Get's better once warmed up.
Basically the exact opposite of what people are reporting on melted cables. No idea why.

Where's FLD? Looking forward to his comment!



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Posted 18 April 2020 - 06:18 PM

Mine also is stiff at startup.

Get's better once warmed up.
Basically the exact opposite of what people are reporting on melted cables. No idea why.

 

When my was melted they got better the warmer they got. 

This time the difference between cold and warm is not that big. 



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Posted 20 April 2020 - 10:52 AM

 

Mine also is stiff at startup.

Get's better once warmed up.
Basically the exact opposite of what people are reporting on melted cables. No idea why.

Where's FLD? Looking forward to his comment!

 

 

My thoughts exactly.

A post with the word "stiff" in any context requires FLD's immediate input.

It's the law.



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Posted 23 April 2020 - 04:31 PM

Since FLD isn't here to give a comment on my stiffness it my duty to report that after a frustrated sigh I managed to take away the gearshifter plastic thing (it took 3 minutes) and after a try with 5-56 (WD40) on the moving parts the movement is much better. 

Now, I heard that these kind of oils are the work of the dark forces in the world and should be avoided at all cost. Apparently they evaporate and leave the surfaces dryer then they were at the beginning. I donĀ“t now. Maybe it is an urban myth. 

What kind of oil do people here recommend to make the gearshift mechanism slick again?

 



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Posted 23 April 2020 - 05:31 PM

Where is this plastic thing exactly located?



#9 OneYet

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Posted 23 April 2020 - 06:59 PM

Center console.......

Sorry.
Just didn't get the English words before.

Edited by OneYet, 23 April 2020 - 07:00 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2020 - 07:55 PM

I recommend Duck Oil, made by 'Swarfega'. It's great for rusty nuts (no smutty comments pls) and much better than WD40 since it doesn't evaporate in the same way as WD40.

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#11 FLD

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 01:19 PM

If it's stiff and not easy to move at first lube is always the answer.

 

Apologies for my tardiness, I'd missed this one. 

 

To add some actual content be careful with oil based lube around rubber as it will degrade it.  Silicone lube is where it's at.



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Posted 24 April 2020 - 05:06 PM

I managed to snap my cable(s) when they were cold... was always hard in the morning until I'd got it warm then the motion was lovely

also <cock joke here>



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Posted 25 April 2020 - 03:35 PM

Well. It got better but not good. Took away the cable in the cabin. The mechanism worked like a charm.

Took away the cable at the gearbox and everything is stiff again.

So change the cable is on the list.

 

 

 

Next winter.......



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Posted 25 April 2020 - 04:58 PM

While googling after new cables I found this old thread: http://www.vx220.org...cables-problem/

 

So I took the part apart again and after about 30 minutes (I kid you not) with a rotating file on the seal the feeling is a little bit better again.

 

Still new cables for the winter I think.






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